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Grateful Dead Live at Fresno Convention Center on 1969-06-13


Topics Live concert


Hard To Handle, Me & My Uncle, Sitting On Top Of The World, Beat It On Down The Line, Good Morning Little School Girl*, China Cat Sunflower-> Morning Dew-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Turn On Your Love Light


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fresno Convention Center
Location Fresno, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage Master Soundboard Cassette > Cass > DAT > ZA2 > SF > CD
Taped by
Transferred by Steve Barbella


Notes

Deadlist Comments:
Ronnie Hawkins appears on Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Lovelight. Someone adds flute on Lovelight. Some speculate that it's Charles Lloyd, but this seems unlikely.

Tape Notes:
- tape splice in Saint Stephen @ 0:37 (probably no music missing)
- tape splice in The Eleven @ 11:00 (a few minutes might be clipped)

Digital Mastering Notes:
Pitch shifted in SoundForge up 70 cents on highest accuracy with anti-alias filter. Normalized prior to doing the pitch shift.

distributed as a party favor to all attendees of eD's Best Outrageous Northeast Gathering March 16th, 2002 M'town, NJ

EAC>SHN transfer by Steve Barbella
EAC Secure test and copy, w/offsets config'd, no errors
SHN via MKW v.97 (seek enabled)
shntool used to verify sectors. They were fine.

Reviews

Reviewer: njpg - - April 26, 2015
Subject: -
Although the first few songs are very well played, the China Cat and everything after sounds like Jerry took the wrong dose.
Reviewer: jdools - - May 10, 2013
Subject: Listen
Pig Pen introduces Ronnie Hawkins
Reviewer: corry - - March 6, 2013
Subject: Co-sign on Wayne Ceballos
I'm with David G. The vocals sound like Ceballos (I've even got an AUM album), he was on the bill and he had played with them twice the week before.

I'd always found the idea that Ronnie Hawkins was hanging around Fresno on a Friday night in June 1969 unlikely. Hawkins was based in Toronto, and while he toured around, on a weekend evening he would be gigging somewhere, not hanging out three thousand miles from home.

I believe the flute player was Gary Larkey from Sanpaku. Sanpaku was also on the bill, and Larkey jammed with the Dead on stage a number of times (including the very next week in Seattle).
Reviewer: David Gans - - March 5, 2013
Subject: Not Ronnie
Where did anybody get the idea that it was Ronnie Hawkins singing on Schoolgirl and Lovelight? Sounds a lot more like Wayne "The Harp" Ceballos, who was on the gig with his band Aum and had sat in with the GD at the Fillmore West a few days earlier.
Reviewer: Doctor Filth - - November 20, 2012
Subject: The show was in Selland Arena
I was standing right up front underneath Bobby. I don't remember seeing Phil or the drummers except at the end when I was a little farther back. Jerry prowled the stage like a panther with a lit cigarette sticking out of his mouth, wielding his red Gibson like a rifle. I knew absolutely nothing about the band or the tunes, it was my first show. I went and saw them a few dozen times up until June 1989 at Shoreline. 20 great years.
Reviewer: DJ5000 - - September 11, 2012
Subject: Where at the Convention Center?
If Dr. Filth or anyone can confirm, did this concert happen in the Selland arena or the Saroyan theater? The poster for the show says "Convention Center Arena" but none of the usual suspects specify that it's definitely the Selland. Even though the boys played it the year before with Country Joe & the Fish.
Reviewer: beantown_adc - - November 23, 2009
Subject: Another great performance, but...
Seriously undermined by the all-too-common loose machine heads of the era (translation for you non-guitar geeks out there: it's sadly out of tune in places). It becomes really noticeable during Morning Dew and by the time the get to The Eleven it's almost unlistenable. Bummer....
Reviewer: balaw28 - - September 1, 2008
Subject: a valiant effort but no 6-14-69
Hilights- Good morning, li’l school girl, st. stephen > Eleven > lovelight**

The hard to handle good good but no were close to the highlight of the show good opener. The me and my uncle is ripping with bobby doing his thing as usual and some great guitar once again by jerry. the me and my uncle is good as well but nothing worth writing about. But the beat it on down the line is just crazy in certain parts a defiantly listen to. Now the schoolgirl is just great in its since not epic but a great freaking performance by the band and well pigpen. The school girl has ronnie hawkins which just adds to the song. which leads to an electric china cat that is worth a listen too. the morning dew is great too but nothing special unless your a dead head jerry put forth a good effort but its no jam infested spacy morning dew like the “epics” he has preformed . but the St. stephen is phenomenal and it just seems like more of the bands energy comes out after each song. then you get to what the fucking wheel man!!!!!!! good jams and typical f 69 but who’s complaining he 11 min takes you to a great jam session where you hear phil valiantly rip those notes and pig sips on his SoCo and prepares for what is to be the show stopper of the night the 21 minute finally that is the lovelight. and what a fucking lovelight jerry delivers as the lead man at first but you hear the Tom’s keys clearly and bobs voice is very clear in this copy very good quality. the song starts off strong and then 5 min in it mellows into what is pigs vocals and the band plays around him and is heard. his rap starts and there you go you know he’s on tonight and those drum’s billy and Mickey are dancing to the music while playing it at the same time. I do love the flute in there by guest charles Lloyd in this rare but then just about half way through you get the rap and you got to get “yo Hands out of yo pockets” and does his thing like no one els could. i love how you can hear the energy of the crowd and how the excitement drives the band and vice versa. a little feed back at 13 min but still dosen’t affect the moment of the finale which is one of the best. having Ronnie Hwakins as the third vocalist ads texture to the song and takes it to levels it can reach only sometimes when they put on a good fucking show. you hear everything and feel the music move through you as it did through the lsd infested hippies dancing their heart’s out. you want a lovelight worth every weight in gold check out 6-14-69 the greatest lovelight ever and i mean ever.


Will trade tapes for tapes or cash- Grateful Dead Tapers Club
Balaw28@gmail.com i got this show and the following in excellent quality

ps. love the yellow dog story by weir

and to answer your question dude that ask get the "The Dead Heads Taping Compendium" a bit pricy from $70 to $300 but will become your bible
Reviewer: DangerDave - - November 15, 2005
Subject: Best of the Pig
What a show! This is some of Pigpen's best organ work ever, especially on Sittin' on Top of the World. Jerry is just tearing it up. Bobby's joke pretty much sucks, but I always love hearing the band talk to the audience. Good thing he took up music instead of comedy. Recording quality is top notch. This was a great year for the band, and this is an outstanding performance.
Reviewer: CFD6149 - - May 28, 2005
Subject: heard better
Good sounding recording. The show was alright. Nothing really good, but nothing really bad. Seems to me that they didn't get loose till the end. Loved to listen though, they were surely a great band.
Reviewer: scenesof - - March 31, 2005
Subject: guest : Ronnie Hawkins
did a little research after noticing that Pig is dueting with somebody on Schoolgirl...turns out it's Ronnie Hawkins...interesting...

good quality show

also, does anyone know of a resource which would list guests who have appeared on stage with the Dead?
Reviewer: scenesof - - March 31, 2005
Subject: guest : Ronnie Hawkins
did a little research after noticing that Pig is dueting with somebody on Schoolgirl...turns out it's Ronnie Hawkins...interesting...

good quality show

also, does anyone know of a resource which would list guests who have appeared on stage with the Dead?
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